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Date Responded 11 April 2018

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

For each of the years 2013 to 2017

1: How many Racist and Religiously aggravated hate crimes were reported to your force between 1st January and 31st December in each year

2: Of the Racially or Religiously aggravated hate crimes listed in Question 1 – how many were reports against one, or more, female victims. (Please do not include any reports in which a male victim was also included)

3: Of the Racially or Religiously aggravated hate crimes reported in Question 1 – how many of these resulted in at least one person being charged. (Please note - if someone was charged in a year following that in which the report was first made – please include the charge in the SAME year as the report was made) 

In Response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention. 

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Corporate Development Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police. 

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows. 

1.

2013 – 578

2014 – 731

2015 – 1132

2016 – 1873

2017 – 2173 

2.

2013 – 117

2014 – 181

2015 – 284

2016 – 523

2017 – 688 

To note – the above is as per your request, female victims.  It should not be taken that the victims of the other crimes in point 1 were male.  There will be some crimes where the victim is unknown or there is no victim.

If you decide to write an article / use the data we would expect that you to take into consideration the factors highlighted above so as not to mislead members of the public or official bodies or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material. 

3.

2013 – 272

2014 – 296

2015 – 367

2016 – 396

2017 – 363 

Additionally I have provided links to the Northumbria Police website below which further information on the reporting of  and the types of hate crimes and what Northumbria Police have been doing to combat it. These are just a few instances and others can be found by simple research on https://www.northumbria.police.uk/ 

https://www.northumbria.police.uk/news_and_events/latest_news/2016/10/07/police_reinforce_zero_tolerance_to_hate_crime_ahead_of_national_awareness_week/ 

https://www.northumbria.police.uk/advice_and_information/advice_for_victims_of_crime/hate_crime/safe_reporting_centres/ 

https://www.northumbria.police.uk/advice_and_information/advice_for_victims_of_crime/hate_crime/report_hate_crime/ 

https://www.northumbria.police.uk/advice_and_information/advice_for_victims_of_crime/hate_crime/victims/

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